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Blog - She who holds the pen... June 20
Eisa Kelly | Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination has sparked a whirlwind of status speculation on the question: why is this woman single and childless and what does it mean?
Blog - John Bonnar's June 19
John Bonnar | Changes to auto insurance benefits affect everyone: passengers, cyclists, drivers and pedestrians.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 19
John Bonnar | Until now, accident victims thought they could count on the province to foot the bill for therapies for support and care. But that could change within the next few weeks.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 19
Matthew Adams | Coleman may be running out of options to keep Franken, a progressive and the magical 60th "fillibuster proof" candidate, out of the Senate.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas June 19
Marc Gionet | Two bills were introduced this week which focus on enhancing police powers regarding the monitoring and collection of telecommunications and digital information.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog June 18
James Laxer | Michael Ignatieff has real trouble distinguishing between rhetoric and reality.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 18
The Media Consortium | On May 30, 29-year-old Raul Flores and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia Flores were shot to death, purportedly by a group of far-right anti-immigrant activists.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 18
Trish Hennessy | I'm thinking about Michael Ignatieff's talks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week and I cannot help but conclude: Iggy just blew the job interview.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog June 17
Trish Hennessy | Fixing Canada's EI system isn't rocket science, but apparently, it is political science. Harper-Iggy talks produce no new answers for the almost 400,000 (and counting) unemployed Canadians.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 17
The Media Consortium | Healthcare reform is back in the news, as legislators and interest groups spar over the promised public component of Obama's healthcare plan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 16
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit looks ahead to President Obama's financial regulatory overhaul and review some of the abuses from the subprime establishment.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 16
John Bonnar | On Saturday, over 2,000 people rallied demanding the federal government fix the Employment Insurance (EI) system, protect pensions and services, and put the needs of working people before profits.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas June 15
Marc Gionet | On June 3, 2009, a university class came face to face with the consequences of Canada’s counter-terrorism measures and the realities they create.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 15
John Bonnar | “You knew all along that they weren’t bringing the people back,” says Theriault who lives with her two daughters in a subsidized 3 bedroom house. “My big toe couldn’t fit into one of these (condos)"
Blog - John Bonnar's June 14
John Bonnar | "David Miller and the developers are working to gentrify this area and destroy it as a home for poor people," says OCAP. "They have similar plans for other Toronto Housing communities."
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 14
rabble staff | Today was the third annual march for housing organized by the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre.
Blog - Andrew Brett June 13
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Andrew Brett | Canada is the world leader in criminalising people with HIV, according to Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 13
Matt Adams | Obama defends anti-gay marriage act breaking a campaign promise; LGTB Legal groups, ACLU denounce move.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 11
John Bonnar | Video and photos from the rally held outside the Peruvian Consulate in Toronto on Thursday, June 11.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 11
The Media Consortium | While the United States’ legal system is founded on grand ideals like all humans being equal, the law is rarely as benevolent or efficient in practice, especially for immigrants.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 11
John Bonnar | “The Liberals and the Conservatives have trivialized and ignored fragrant violations of foreign workers, labour and human rights."
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 10
The Media Consortium | The FBI is investigating the assassination of Dr. George Tiller to determine if the killer broke any federal laws.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 9
rabble staff | One of the lesser reported portions of the Lisa Raitt's Greatest Hits tape concerned the Liberals, and Ignatieff's decision to pull out of the coalition.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 9
The Media Consortium | The banking lobby still holds enough sway inside the Beltway to torpedo sensible consumer protection rules, even after releasing many predatory mortgages that kicked off the current economic crisis.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 9
John Bonnar | It costs substantially more to raise capital for public infrastructure indirectly through a P3 than directly through public borrowing, according to a report released Monday.
Blog - Ben Powless June 8
Ben Powless | The battle has been set for control of the Amazon. On one side, Indigenous Amazonians, On the other, the Peruvian state and its free trade agreements.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 8
John Bonnar | Non-profit regulation and legislation are so complex that even senior third sector leaders –- apart from a handful of charity law lawyers –- don't understand it well, according to a new report.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 8
Nima Maleki | The US has consistently enunciated its support for Turkish membership within the EU, and views Turkey as a key pivot in regional geostrategy.
Blog - Christine Saulnier's blog June 8
Christine Saulnier | By all accounts, tomorrow's election in Nova Scotia will be a historic moment. Nova Scotia is poised to elect the first NDP provincial government east of Ontario. But, will it be much different?
Blog - Word of the Rings June 7
Pina Belperio | Whistler and West Vancouver have been hit with a rash of ATM card skimming schemes in the past few weeks.

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